Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 19:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, today laid out plans to enforce net neutrality upon the internet. While the FCC is a US-only entity, fact of the matter is that "control" over the internet lies within the US, so whatever the FCC decides, it will affect the rest of the world.
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RE[2]: Excellent news.
by SReilly on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Excellent news."
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2006-12-28

Your analogy fails, electricity is paid by amount but net speed is bought as slice. Again like I said these freedoms are pee, they look like fanta but it's really pee. That means your heavy torrent traffic can be seen as "harmful", thus you get kicked in nuts.

Good point, my analogy is flawed. I guess what I'm trying to say is I signed a contract with my ISP to get a data pipe. Except for breaking the law or purposely damaging the network, nowhere does it say in that contract what I'm allowed and not allowed to use that connection for. I'd much rather it stayed that way.

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